Pain Management at SickKids

  • Category:

    Pain Education, Pain Quality Improvement Initiatives, Pain Treatment - Non-pharmacologic.

  • Age Range:

    Age 0-12m (Infant), Age 01y-11y (Child), Age 12y-18y (Adolescent), Age 18y+ (Young Adult).

  • Tags:

    Blood draw, Procedures, Surgery.

  • Type of Document:

    Education for Parents/Community, Video.

  • Type of Pain:


  • Author:

    The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Ontario, CA

This video educates families and community members on how to minimize the pain children experience during their hospital stay. There are three main ways to reduce pain in children while in hospital:
• with medicines like acetaminophen, ibuprofen, morphine or sucrose for infants
• with treatments such as ice, heat, massage or movement
• with distraction with activities like watching TV, playing on computers, and blowing bubbles